How do you escape the headlock in BJJ?

How do You Escape the Headlock in BJJ?

A common move in most street fights is the headlock followed by a punch to the face. In fact, people grabbing your head is especially common in every white belt that starts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Grabbing and squeezing the neck is natural and instinctive when grappling.   That’s why it’s important to know how you escape the headlock in BJJ.

In this article and video we look at the simplest method in BJJ to defend the headlock. So make sure you watch the video above. Even consider joining our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes here in London.

How to Escape on the Ground the Easy Way

Watch the video to learn this simple trick to defend yourself against a bigger guy pining you by your head in BJJ. Even if the guy is stronger than you, you will be able to stop punches to the face in a street fight. Better yet defend your neck when you are training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

It’s a very simple trick that can make a difference for your self defence ability. Although a simple fighting technique all you have to do is FRAME the bad guy’s NECK, then you will be able to escape headlocks with ease. This will even work against someone stronger than you, simply frame and use the BJJ Headlock Escape shown.

Escaping the Headlock in BJJ Requires Posture 

How to get out of a headlock requires good posture and control of your head. Basically don’t let the bad guy pull your head down if you want to escape headlocks especially from a larger attacker. Also read and watch: How to Get Out of a Headlock: 4 Easy Steps to Escape

Remember there is more to learning how to fight. You must learn how to punch, how to move well if you want to end a fight quickly. Better yet learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Join one of our BJJ classes. It’s especially a good form of self defence training. Most importantly training Bjj will build your fitness and will power. After all, if you are fit, and all else fails then you can run very fast from any fight.

We have lots more videos on how to fight with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Please visit our YouTube channel. Better yet feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion of what you would like us to film for you. It does not have to be about BJJ it can be about any subject related to fighting, how to fight, Wing Chun techniques, or even Wing Chun vs other styles of martial arts. We are happy to pass on our knowledge and experience free of charge.


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